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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

Leading Light has partnered with Telenor Connexion to develop a connected lighting solution launching in 2015. ActiveLights online will reduce the maintenance cost and provide new information services that are requested by customers. Leading Light is an innovator within climate-smart lighting solutions. The energy efficient solutions are used by municipalities, utilities and companies, helping these […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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It’s official, Tesla wants a battery for every home, business, utility

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
It’s official, Tesla wants a battery for every home, business, utility

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a suite of batteries aimed at revolutionalising the energy sector. “Our goal here is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy. We’re talking at the terawatt scale. The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world,” he said. For homes, the company launched […]

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Fixing 25% of cars can address 90% of road side air pollution, UoT study

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

New study from the University of Toronto found that 25% of cars on the road are responsible for 90% of air pollution that we breathe in. According to the study, older models, badly tuned vehicles, and supped up muscle cars are contributed an overwhelming portion of the bad stuff we need to breathe in. For […]

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EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Smart grids promise increased reliability, efficiency and security, but initial investment may outrun initial savings and more challenges have yet to be overcome Source: EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

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Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Walmart is on track to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. Through its partnership with theSource: Walmart Cuts 17.4M Metric Tons of GHGs from Global Supply Chain · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

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Berkeley Lab, NTU Singapore Collaborate for Energy Technologies – Energy Manager Today

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will jointly develop technologies for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the tropics. They will collaborate on research in various areas of energy-efficiency for buildings, renewable energy generation and storage, and smart grids. The five-year partnership will work to overcome specific environmental challenges faced  […]

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Focus on smart solutions for cities, not smart city solutions: GE

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Focus on smart solutions for cities, not smart city solutions: GE

Greentechlead’s coverage of an Amcham 23rd AGM in New Delhi. India will need US$1.5-US$2 trillion over the next 10-15 years to upgrade infrastructure to support its population growth, expected to hit some 1.8 billion by 2050. Government of India should stay focused on doing the easy and basic things first, said Banmali Agrawala, president and […]

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